15 chic and contemporary wedding trainers for daring brides

Considering trading in your stilettos for a pair of stylish sneakers? With our detailed guide, you will find the very best bridal shoe alternatives that don't compromise on style and elegance.

Updated on 12 March 2024 • Written By Naomi Grant

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15 chic and contemporary wedding trainers for daring brides

As we transcend into a new age of fashion, modern day brides are no longer subjecting themselves to age-old traditions, instead prioritising their own wants and needs. Changing bridal outfits throughout the day is becoming evermore commonplace at contemporary weddings, with brides choosing a dress to suit each segment of the celebration. From the ceremony to the reception and vibrant after-party, the bride often undergoes multiple outfit changes, meaning her footwear must also follow suit! So, we've compiled a round-up of the best wedding trainers to buy right now, offering you both comfort and style on your special day. 


With this revolutionary interchange, brides are entering a new era of practicality, opting for a more casual substitute to customary party heels. We're now seeing many brides make a swift switch to wedding trainers instead. It makes sense: spending all day on your feet means that comfort should be a priority on your wedding day. And with bridal trainers on your feet, everything from greeting guests to dancing into the early hours should be a breeze.

You’ll be relieved to know that you don't have to be a huge trainer enthusiast to get to grips with this look. Our curated selection is sure to provide you with an equally elegant alternative to your usual ceremonial stilettos, with pearl-embellished buckles, sparkly glitter-dusted panels, rhinestone encrusted tennis shoes and iconic wedding whites all offering plenty of desirable options to choose from.

Whether you are planning on changing into bridal shoes in the evening, or are simply narrowing down your options for a more practical shoe, we encourage you to take a step into the realm of rebellion and choose a stylish and comfortable shoe for your big day. Discover our guide to the best wedding trainers on the market right now - this stylish selection proves that practicality can still look fabulous.

Charlotte Mills - Karolina Pearl Bridal Trainer

white chunky trainers with glittery panneling

These Karolina Pearl trainers are a simple but darling addition to any wedding gown. Crafted with soft white leather, flat white laces, a chunky sneaker sole and harmoniously adorned with sparkly glitter paneling, these trainers are both kind to your feet while offering brides an extra flash of sparkle to their outfit. 
How much? £104
Buy it: Charlotte Mills Karolina Pearl Bridal Trainer

Jimmy Choo - Diamond Maxi

white sneakers with large crystal emblished heel

An outstanding addition to your wedding outfit, and an even better keepsake, these exceptional Diamond Maxi sneakers are certain to steal the spotlight. Featuring exaggerated proportions, an alluring crystal-embellished back panel, and an exquisite mix of nappa leather and lycra, these futuristic trainers will bring a touch of modern flair to your bridal look.
How much? £1,125
Buy it: Jimmy Choo Diamond Maxi

Dolce Vita - Zina Pearl Sneakers

low sneakers with pearl emblishment and silver rims

A heavenly design focused around maximum comfort and flexibility, the Zina Pearl Sneakers make the ideal dancing shoes. With cushioned lining and a delicate vanilla pearl embellishment. these leather trainers are a guaranteed statement piece. Prance across the dance floor all evening without worrying about the soles of your feet.
How much? $160
Buy it: Dolce Vita Zina Pearl Sneakers

Alexander Mcqueen - Oversized Sneaker in White/Silver

White sneakers with silver heel and light pink laces

Crafted in Italy, these round-toe Alexander Mcqueen oversized sneakers are an undeniably elegant pick. Picture yourself strolling down the aisle to your other half in these fabulous white calf leather shoes. With classic chunky soles, a mirrored heel counter, and subtle pink laces, these trainers would pair well with a pretty pink wedding dress.
How much? £450
Buy it: Alexander Mcqueen Oversized Sneaker in White/silver

Kurt Geiger London - Laney Bow Sneaker

Chunky white trainers with crystal emblishment in the shape of a bow

A truly smokin' pair of trainers, perfect for the wannabe rockstar! These Kurt Geiger Laney Bow Sneakers are an incredibly trendy option for brides who are keen to add edgy flair to their bridal look. They showcase a distinctive arrangement of silver crystals, positioned in a beautiful bow motif, and are finished with the iconic Kurt Geiger antiqued silver eagle head at the center. Both rebellious and elegant in equal measure, these are the very definition of rule-bending.
How much? £169
Buy it: Kurt Geiger London Laney Bow Sneaker

Kate Spade - Trista Sneakers

sparkly white flat pumps with round edge

A dignified design certain to go well with any gown, the Trista pumps feature a delicate glittered textile design manufactured with cotton twill. They're a truly affordable choice that doesn't skimp on quality, with a 2.75" midsole, lace-up closure, and chic rounded toe design. The Trista sneakers offer a beautiful ballerina effect.
How much? £59
Buy it: Kate Spade Trista Sneakers

FARFETCH - Golden Goose Super-Star Crystal-Embellished Sneakers

Low white sneakers decorated with diamond chain and silver star

An exclusive design based on Golden Goose's most recognizable silhouette, the Super-Star. Adorned with glistening crystals on the side, and surrounded by Golden Goose's signature star patch and logo embellishment, we're big fans of the embellishment on this smooth leather shoe.
How much? £615
Buy it: FARFETCH Golden Goose Super-Star crystal-embellished sneakers

Converse - Chuck Taylor All-Star Lift Frayed

freyed high top sneakers

Inspired by the 1920 era of tassels, this shoe emanates pure drama. Featuring an exclusive frayed white tassel, this exclusive design is a terrific pick for brides who love the nostalgia of vintage fashion. Pair with a mini dress to show off the true beauty of these phenomenal kicks.
How much? £135
Buy it: Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Lift Frayed

Balenciaga - Women’s Triple S trainers with Rhinestones in Light Grey

Sparkly trainers adorned with rhinestones

A hit amongst sneakerheads, this electrifying pair of leather-free trainers is both snug and sassy. Designed with microfiber material and rhinestones, the Triple S trainers are a must-have for those who are after an airy and breathable shoe, that's still uber glamorous.
How much? £1,685
Buy it: Balenciaga Womens Triple S trainers with Rhinestones in Light Grey

Naked Wolfe - Fantasy White Diamonds

platformed white trainers with silver studs

These 90s inspired square toe platform sneakers are an incredible pick for those who want a bit of extra height without discomfort. Featuring super soft leather, high quality suede and nylon material with diamonds, sparkles and more, this unique design is big, bold and - we think - beautiful.
How much? £320
Buy it: Naked Wolfe Fantasy White Diamonds

Anthropologie - Gola Torpedo Trainers

Shiny silver trainers with white laces

A fine pick for an adventurous bride, Anthropologie's Gola Torpedoes trainers might seem unusual to some, but they are the perfect choice for any bride whose ceremony is taking place outdoors. With its rubber sole and stunning silver finish, this is a great outdoor shoe that will transport you seamlessly along the aisle.
How much? £105
Buy it: Anthropologie Gola Torpedo Trainers

Schuh - Victoria

These Victoria Berlin Glitter trainers are certain to add some magic to your look. Boasting silver glitter sidewalls, white leather detailing, and beige suede overlays, these adorable kicks are a must-have for your after-party. As the evening unfolds, head to the dance floor and showcase your twinkling shoes as you show off your epic moves.
How much? £103
Buy it: Schuh Victoria

Monique Lhuillier - Willow Lace Sneakers

white floral lace trainers

Looking for something simple? Opt for these gorgeous Willow Lace sneakers. With white leather lining and enchanting lace detailing, less is truly more with this pair. Plus, the padded tongue makes them super comfortable, making them an excellent replacement for a lace-adorned heel. Pair with a minimalist white wedding dress for the ultimate look.
How much? £320
Buy it: Monique Lhuillier Willow Lace Sneakers

Net a Porter - Roger Vivier

Close up of white trainers with eblished buckle

Made in Italy, the Roger Vivier's 'Viv Skate' sneakers have been crafted from supple white leather and set on chunky rubber soles. Featuring a glistening crystal buckle, which is a staple of the iconic fashion house, this trainer version is both elegant and aisle-worthy.
How much? $1,450
Buy it: Net a Porter Roger Vivier

Christian Louboutin - Vieira Orlato Satin Sneakers

White satin trainers

Say ‘I do’ in a pair of Christian Louboutin's 'Vieira Orlato' sneakers. With white satin fabrication, tonal topstitching and iconic red soles, these shoes are a desirable choice for any bride who is set on a heel-free celebration. The Vieira Orlato sneakers supply masses of comfort too, making them an appealing pick.
How much? $795
Buy it: Christian Louboutin Vieira Orlato Satin Sneakers

Having trouble finding a dress to wear with your trainers? Take a look at some of the best simple wedding dresses for the perfect fit!

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